Rosetta results crucial to understand early solar system

Lisa Kaltenegger, professor of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University and director of Cornell’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots, says while Rosetta’s results show Earth’s water probably did not come from comets, its research is still crucial to understanding the early solar system. Kaltenegger recently published a paper showing where […]

Lunar Eclipse: What you need to know for Tuesday

Gregory Sloan is a senior research associated at Cornell University’s Center for Radiophysics and Space Research and has been involved with launching and operating the Spitzer Space Telescope. He comments on the total lunar eclipse expected on Tuesday, April 15. He says: “We have a total lunar eclipse coming up in the wee hours of […]

Meteorite may offer hints of Earth’s early organic history, says astronomer

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS OFFICE Sept. 11, 2013  Meteorite may offer hints of Earth’s early organic history, says astronomer Jonathan Lunine, professor of astronomy and director of the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research at Cornell University, comments on a study published this week by PNAS finding the Sutter’s Mill meteorite carried organic molecules to Earth. […]